underground

underground

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English Online Dictionary. What means underground‎? What does underground mean?

From Middle English undergrounde (adverb), equivalent to under +‎ ground or under- +‎ ground. Compare Dutch ondergrond, ondergronds, German Untergrund, Danish undergrunds.

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌʌndəˈɡɹaʊnd/, (especially for the noun) /ˈʌndəɡɹaʊnd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌʌndɚˈɡɹaʊnd/, (especially for the noun) /ˈʌndɚɡɹaʊnd/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnd
  • Hyphenation: un‧der‧ground

underground (comparative more underground, superlative most underground)

  1. (not comparable) Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
    Synonyms: subterranean, hypogean
  2. (figurative) Hidden, furtive, secretive.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hidden, Thesaurus:covert
  3. (of music, art etc.) Outside the mainstream, especially unofficial and hidden from the authorities.
    Synonyms: unconventional, alternative
    Antonym: mainstream

underground (comparative more underground, superlative most underground)

  1. Below the ground.
    Synonym: below ground
  2. Secretly.
    Synonyms: clandestinely, in secret, on the quiet

underground (plural undergrounds)

  1. (geography) Regions beneath the surface of the earth, both natural (eg. caves) and man-made (eg. mines).
  2. (chiefly British) Synonym of subway: a railway that is under the ground.
    Synonym: underground railway
  3. (with definite article) A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
    Synonym: resistance
  4. (with definite article) A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.
    Synonyms: avant-garde, counterculture

underground (third-person singular simple present undergrounds, present participle undergrounding, simple past and past participle undergrounded)

  1. To route electricity distribution cables underground.
  • underground railway
  • go underground

Unadapted borrowing from English underground.

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnder.ɡrɑund/, [ˈɑ̝nde̞rˌɡrɑ̝und]

underground

  1. underground (culture)
  • underground”, in Kielitoimiston sanakirja [Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish]‎[6] (in Finnish) (online dictionary, continuously updated), Kotimaisten kielten keskuksen verkkojulkaisuja 35, Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2004–, retrieved 2023-07-04

Borrowed from English underground.

  • IPA(key): /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/

underground (invariable)

  1. underground (outside the mainstream)

underground m (uncountable)

  1. (singular only) the underground (people who resist artistic convention)
  • “underground”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Borrowed from English underground.

  • IPA(key): /an.derˈɡrawnd/
  • Rhymes: -awnd

l'underground m (invariable)

  1. the underground (people who resist artistic convention)

Unadapted borrowing from English underground.

underground m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. underground

Unadapted borrowing from English underground.

  • IPA(key): /andeɾˈɡɾaund/ [ãn̪.d̪eɾˈɣ̞ɾãũn̪d̪]
  • Rhymes: -aund

underground m (plural undergrounds)

  1. underground (movement)

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

  • “underground”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

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